A Widow’s Hope

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I9781335509642‘m so happy to share with you the cover of my first Harlequin/Love Inspired book. Isn’t it beautiful?

And here’s the back cover blurb:

His scars are visible.
Hers are hidden…
Indiana Amish Brides match

After tragedy claimed her husband’s life and her son’s ability to walk, Hannah King doesn’t want a new man. She has her family, a home and mounting debts. Scarred Amish bachelor Jacob Schrock offers Hannah the job she desperately needs. But while Hannah helps Jacob resolve his accounting issues, can she and her little boy also heal his wounded heart?

A Widow’s Hope will release in paperback on July 17th and in ebook on August 1st. Love Inspired books are usually available at your local Walmart or Target, as well as Christian bookstores. If you’re familiar with LI books, you know that they are faith driven fiction with a happily ever after ending. Oh, and did I mention they’re fun to write? My Indiana Bride series will be set in Goshen, Indiana. I can even tell you the title for book 2–Amish Christmas Memories. Comment below with whether you’ve tried any Love Inspired books, and I’ll draw one winner to receive my latest release. Our winner from the last post was Birdie C.



Announcements for this week:

  • Giveaway. My new Rafflecopter giveaway is live, and includes $60 worth of prizes. There’s a few days left to enter. Check my webpage for details.
  • My inspirational romantic suspense, Protected, will go on sale for 99cents on April 5th. This is a Kindle Countdown deal, so the price will go up after a few days.
  • For those of you who prefer hard copies of your books, ChristianBook has Falling to Pieces for $5.99. Also I’m working on an Author Boutique store that I plan to open with ETSY where you’ll be able to purchased autographed books that are paired with handmade items. Stay tuned for more details!

Monte Vista, Colorado

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This week I wanted to share with you pictures from the Amish community in Monte Vista, Colorado. If you’re receiving this blog in your email box, you might need to click on the link in order for the photographs to show. Who the Bishop Knows, the last of my novels set in Monte Vista, officially released on March 6, and I’m so pleased at the response. Thank you to everyone who Continue reading

Pick a Memory

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It seems that during the holiday season, more than any other time of year, our thoughts turn to special memories. That’s probably completely normal. It’s also probably normal for many of those memories to be happy and a few to be sad. It’s important for us to remember the people who had such an influence on us, who are a big part of who we turned out to be.piano 001

I love to look back over pictures of Christmas as a child, the houses where we used to live, Continue reading

Snack Time

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8 Favorite Foods

Writers spend a lot of time alone. It’s part of the job! The only way you can think through your characters, straighten up your plot, and write the book that God has given you to write is to go into your office and get it done.

But I like learning about my readers. I like meeting people and finding out interesting things about them. This week, let’s talk food.

I have some favorite food categories–like chocolate. Isn’t that a food group? That and coffee! So I thought I’d share 8 of my Continue reading

Conference Craziness

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Why bother going to a conference?

Authors spend a lot of money to attend conferences. As a teacher, I did the same thing but the school district paid for it. When an author goes to a conference, they pay all expenses. So is it worth it? Why bother? The answer to that depends where you are in your writing career. I attended the ACFW conference in Grapevine, Texas last week for several reasons. IMG_0604

1. I wanted to meet up with my agent. Steve Laube is based out of Phoenix, AZ, so we don’t get to see each other much. Conference is a good time to touch base, discuss upcoming contracts, and talk about baseball cards. (Wait–that was Steve and my husband who talked Continue reading